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Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
POSITION TITLE: Director of Support Services POSITION NUMBER: 0369.3 PAY GRADE: E-7 DEPARTMENT: Support Services REPORTS TO: Vice President of Operations JOB PURPOSE:  The Director of Support Services provides management and monitors the operational Ind fiscal activities for: Construction, Copy Center, Employee Housing, Maintenance and Safety, and Transportation Services. Provides management to support the Mission statement, goals, and objectives of the University, the incumbent plans, establishes and implements policies and procedures. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Approves budget expenses up to authorized dollar amounts. Oversees the supervision of staff, including work allocation, scheduling, training, and problem resolution. Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding departmental activities. Increases staff effectiveness by recruiting, hiring, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, evaluation and disciplining, and terminating personnel appropriately; communicates values, strategies, and objectives. Obtains, develops and maintains necessary personnel, training, and equipment to achieve financial, operational, and compliance expectations. Provides oversight of construction and building projects. Oversees the management of excess property. Researches and identifies prospective grant funding to meet Mission and Goals if Navajo Technical University Generates and submits grant proposals and applications consistent with state annual funding goals. Consults with all segments of management responsible for policy or action. Ensures compliance within area of responsibility. Makes recommendations for improving effectiveness of policies and procedures. Ensures that through planning, design, construction and maintenance the highest reasonable system reliability factor is maintained. Provides planning, direction, interdepartmental coordination and development of new administrative procedures and policies necessary for the achievement of team goal. Coordinates activities of assigned components with those of other department . Seeks mutual agreement of problems involving coordination. Coordinates and collaborates with other departments of the Institute in establishing and carrying out responsibilities. Defines and recommends objectives in each area of support services operations. Develops specific short-term and long-term plans and programs, together with supporting budget requests and financial estimates. Directs, monitors, and appraises the performance units immediately reporting and provides the necessary coordination among activities. Establishes objectives and procedures governing the performance of assigned activities. Maintains appropriate communications within area of responsibility. Plans, reviews, and recommends adequate plans for the control of planned output , budget spending, labor efficiency, material efficiency, customer service, and order entry efficiency, along with human utilization. Reviews and approves cost control reports, and cost estimates. Reviews and approves major projects involving major functional changes within the Service Department functional areas. Reviews and approves the implementation of organization plans that support Service Department functional areas. Reviews performance against operating plans and standards. Provides reports to subordinates on interpretation of results and approves changes in direction of plans. Selects and maintains qualified personnel in all positions reporting directly. Assumes other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed. Ensures that duties, responsibilities, and authority and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood. Report writing as needed for grants, contracts and internal communications. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Public Administration, Construction Management or related field Five years construction, housing, maintenance or transportation experience. Three years in a management capacity. Higher Education experience preferred. Valid state driver's license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE: Instructs and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, fieldwork, and laboratory settings. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the NTU faculty contract. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. This position requires knowledge and competence in Welding training as well as teaching experience. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Selects, prepares, and maintains current curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Selects and orders course books and materials. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourages student success. Preparing lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, multisocial and emotional needs of the students. Instructs students in field of study. Takes, maintains, and submits attendance reports. Provides assistance to students regarding up to date information on degrees or certificates in their educational program. Maintains accurate files on each advisee, refers students when appropriate to sources of specialized services within the University. Sets up, plans and supervises work of students, individually or in small groups, in shop or laboratory. Designs tests and evaluates achievement of students. Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities. Provides assessments in regard to performance measures. Maintains a current and accurate inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies. Evaluates student progress on a regular basis, including progress reports and grades. Provides feedback on work and assignments to students. Participates and provides opportunities for students in community service initiatives or projects. Provides accurate and timely reports as requested. Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement and their success on outcomes. Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students. May conduct research in field of study. Identifies grant opportunities. Prepares and submits proposals. May be advisor to student clubs. Holds regular office hours to assist students. Seeks and assists students in obtaining internships. Collaborates with colleagues to share experience and knowledge. Attends and participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students during laboratory work. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Associate degree in Welding with the American Welding Society (AWS) certification.Three years teaching experience in field of study. Maintains educational competencies in area of instruction. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree Welding with the American Welding Society (AWS) certification. Five years teaching experience in field of study. Maintains educational competencies in area of instruction. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE:   Instructs and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, fieldwork, and laboratory settings.  Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the NTU faculty contract. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position.  This position requires knowledge and competence in Culinary Arts training as well as teaching experience.   JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Selects, prepares, and maintains current curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Selects and orders course books and materials. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourages student success. Preparing lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, multisocial and emotional needs of the students. Instructs students in field of study. Takes, maintains, and submits attendance reports. Provides assistance to students regarding up to date information on degrees or certificates in their educational program. Maintains accurate files on each advisee, refers students when appropriate to sources of specialized services within the University. Sets up, plans and supervises work of students, individually or in small groups, in shop or laboratory. Designs tests and evaluates achievement of students. Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities. Provides assessments in regard to performance measures. Maintains a current and accurate inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies. Evaluates student progress on a regular basis, including progress reports and grades. Provides feedback on work and assignments to students. Participates and provides opportunities for students in community service initiatives or projects. Provides accurate and timely reports as requested. Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement and their success on outcomes. Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students. May conduct research in field of study. Identifies grant opportunities. Prepares and submits proposals. May be advisor to student clubs. Holds regular office hours to assist students. Seeks and assists students in obtaining internships. Collaborates with colleagues to share experience and knowledge. Attends and participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Performs other duties as assigned.   SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:      Supervises students during laboratory work.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Associate’s degree in Plumbing Three years teaching experience in field of study. Maintains educational competencies in area of instruction. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.   PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Associate’s degree in Plumbing Five years teaching experience in field of study. Maintains educational competencies in area of instruction. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.   The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position. 
Navajo Technical University Chinle, AZ, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE: Instructs and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, fieldwork, and laboratory settings. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the NTU faculty contract. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Selects, prepares, and maintains current curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Selects and orders course books and materials. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourages student success. Preparing lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, multisocial and emotional needs of the students. Instructs students in field of study. Takes, maintains, and submits attendance reports. Provides assistance to students regarding up-to-date information on degrees or certificates in their educational program. Maintains accurate files on each advisee, refers students when appropriate to sources of specialized services within the University. Sets up, plans and supervises work of students, individually or in small groups, in shop or laboratory. Designs tests and evaluates achievement of students. Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities. Provides assessments in regard to performance measures. Maintains a current and accurate inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies. Evaluates student progress on a regular basis, including progress reports and grades. Provides feedback on work and assignments to students. Participates and provides opportunities for students in community service initiatives or projects. Provides accurate and timely reports as requested. Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement and their success on outcomes. Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students. May conduct research in field of study. Identifies grant opportunities. Prepares and submits proposals. May be advisor to student clubs. Holds regular office hours to assist students. Seeks and assists students in obtaining internships. Collaborates with colleagues to share experience and knowledge. Attends and participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students during laboratory work. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master of Science degree in Nursing Two years teaching experience in field of study. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. PRREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master of Science degree in Nursing Five years teaching experience in field of study. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE: Responsible for all financial and fiscal management for Navajo Technical University. Provides leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of NTU. Oversees the management of the day-to-day operations of the financial and related functions of the organization. Ensures that all accounting and financial operations are executed in accordance with the system of internal controls, and all applicable tribal, state, and federal regulations and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards .. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensures excellent customer service with all internal and external customers. Oversees financial and accounting system controls and standards and ensures timely financial and statistical reports; advises the VP of Operations, President and Board of Regents with respect to financial reporting, planning, practices, financial stability and liquidity and financial growth. Establishes, revises and maintains a business management organization to effectively accomplish the University's goals and objectives. Reviews and recommends approval of grants, contracts, and awards for which the University receives revenue in exchange for specified services. Develops and oversees implementation of a management information system to track and coordinate all programs funded by outside agencies at the Institution. Develops and implements an effective system of cash management and investment that maximizes return on idle funds, anticipates cash needs, and assures effective and efficient cash flow. Oversees the overall financial results of NTU including strategic planning, operations, and cash management. Maintains relationships with financial institutions and the investment community. Establishes major economic objectives and policies; directs the preparation of reports that detail NTU's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present and future operations. Ensures effective internal controls, optimum efficiencies, improvement of processes, and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Prepares and reviews proformas and budgets of new and existing operations and departments; recommends annual budget for Board approval; achieves the financial objectives of the organization by exercising control and implementation over the budgetary processes of all facilities and capital budgets. Oversees and ensures all financial reporting requirements are complete to funding, state, and federal agencies. Contributes to the organization's effectiveness by offering information and opinion as a member of the executive management team; integrating objectives with other functions; accomplishing related results as needed. Maintains strict confidentiality of all privileged information. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research, attending seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding departmental activities. Oversees the supervision of staff, including work allocation, scheduling, training, and problem resolution. Increases Finance's staff effectiveness by recruiting, hiring, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, evaluation and disciplining, and terminating personnel appropriately; communicates values, strategies, and objectives. Obtains, develops and maintains necessary personnel, training, and equipment to achieve financial, operational, and compliance expectations. Preparing and maintaining departmental budgets and oversee compliance throughout fiscal year; time keeping and approval. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field. Ten years progressive work experience in governmental and fund accounting, auditing, finance and computerized accounting. Five years in a supervisory or management capacity. Master's Degree preferred. Certified Public Accountant Certification preferred. Valid and clean state driver's license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers  of individuals into this position.
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 27, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE: Instructs and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, fieldwork, and laboratory settings. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the NTU faculty contract. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Selects, prepares, and maintains current curriculum, course outlines, and printed and non-printed instructional materials. Selects and orders course books and materials. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning. Encourages student success. Preparing lesson plans which incorporate varied instructional techniques, multi-media, integration strategies designed to meet the educational, multisocial and emotional needs of the students. Instructs students in field of study. Takes, maintains, and submits attendance reports. Provides assistance to students regarding up-to-date information on degrees or certificates in their educational program. Maintains accurate files on each advisee, refers students when appropriate to sources of specialized services within the University. Sets up, plans and supervises work of students, individually or in small groups, in shop or laboratory. Designs tests and evaluates achievement of students. Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect students, materials, equipment and facilities. Provides assessments in regard to performance measures. Maintains a current and accurate inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies. Evaluates student progress on a regular basis, including progress reports and grades. Provides feedback on work and assignments to students. Participates and provides opportunities for students in community service initiatives or projects. Provides accurate and timely reports as requested. Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement and their success on outcomes. Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students. May conduct research in field of study. Identifies grant opportunities. Prepares and submits proposals. May be advisor to student clubs. Holds regular office hours to assist students. Seeks and assists students in obtaining internships. Collaborates with colleagues to share experience and knowledge. Attends and participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Performs other duties as assigned. SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students during laboratory work. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master of Science degree in Nursing Two years teaching experience in field of study. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master of Science degree in Nursing Five years teaching experience in field of study. Professional excellence, community service and/or publication. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Phoenix, AZ, USA
Jan 24, 2020
Full time
  At Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, we are dedicated to preparing the next generation of education leaders, focusing on scholarship that positively impacts local, national, and global communities and influences PreK-20 education. Teachers College benefits from a legacy of excellence in scholarship and research — our education graduate programs have been ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report for 12 consecutive years. We welcome individuals who wish to build the future of education within one of the largest and most innovative research and teacher preparation programs in the nation. We serve more than 6,500 students across four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, at partner school districts statewide and online. The College is a recognized leader in cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships and using technology to prepare excellent teachers and educational leaders who apply evidence-based knowledge that positively impacts students, families, and the community. The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. The successful candidate will provide the intellectual and administrative leadership for the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation; whose 60 full-time faculty serve more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in all of the College’s master’s and graduate certificate programs beyond initial teacher certification as well as undergraduate degrees separate from teacher certification. In addition, the Division Director will advance their own program of scholarship and have opportunities to collaborate with nationally recognized faculty in research and program development in a wide range of areas, including interdisciplinary projects with other ASU departments, schools, and colleges. Major responsibilities include: (1) providing intellectual leadership for the Division, collaborating with faculty to define and implement the unit’s vision and priorities; (2) overseeing scheduling, budgeting and general management of the Division; (3) mentoring, supporting, and evaluating all tenured and non-tenured faculty and staff with primary appointments in the Division; (4) advancing the Division’s research productivity, including supporting University, College, and Division opportunities to secure external funding; (5) maintaining a record of high quality, high impact scholarly productivity as demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national conferences; (6) collaborating on the growth of the Division and related programs; and (7) providing service to the institution, profession, and community, (8) Candidate qualified for the rank of Full Professor must also be eligible for tenure at Arizona State University as evidenced by scholarly accomplishment. This position reports to the Dean of the College and will serve for a three-year term to be renewed at the discretion of the Dean. Required Qualifications Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university in a field of education or related area Senior faculty ranking eligible for appointment as Professor with tenure at Arizona State University Experience in higher education administration at the College, School, or similar organizational level Demonstrated effectiveness in academic program development Evidence of strong and sustained scholarship related to educational leadership and innovation Evidence of external funding activity Experience working with diverse populations in higher education, as a scholar, teacher and/or administrator Documented evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion  Desired Qualifications Creative systems thinker who can ideate and execute new and innovative graduate programs for new educator roles. Experience with online, hybrid, and face-to-face teaching formats Demonstrated experience in directing graduate-level programs Ability to develop academic plans, manage budgets, and mentor faculty. Ability and desire to collaborate with other academic administrators and interdisciplinary colleagues About the Division, College, and the University Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people, and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leading innovator in teacher education and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 1,500 educators annually through bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs. Working with a mindset of creative intrapreneurship to bring positive change within organizations, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College brings people and ideas together to improve student outcomes. We seek to develop a renewable resourcefulness in individual educators in schools, school districts, and communities.  In line with the charter and design principles of Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College asserts the following four core values: Pursue excellence at scale to achieve impact Exercise leadership through innovation Champion diversity of people and ideas Share responsibility for the strength of communities  Arizona State University is Carnegie classified as a doctoral university of highest research activity, a respected research institution in the Pac-12 Conference, and is developing a new model of an American research university: one that measures its academic quality by the education its graduates receive; one at which researchers, while pursuing their scholarly interests, and also consider the public good; and one in which faculty expand the concept of community service by accepting major responsibility for the health, economic, and social development of their communities.  For more information about the College, please visit our website at http://education.asu.edu/ .   Application Deadline and Procedures The application deadline is March 25, 2020. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020. Only electronic applications will be reviewed. To submit your application, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/73467 .
Tohono O'odham Community College Sells, AZ, USA
Jan 22, 2020
Part time
Job Title:              Adjunct Instructor of Building Construction Technologies in Plumbing Reports To:            Occupational Chair Status:                   Part-time / Temporary/ 6-9 Credit Hours a Week Salary:                   $1,000 per credit hour   SUMMARY: Instructor is responsible for the overall development and delivery of an assigned occupational curriculum. Specific responsibilities include; use NCCER course curriculum,  lesson plans, testing materials and related scenarios; mentoring and advising students; preparing course grades; overseeing the maintenance of program facilities; supervising the operations of machinery and equipment; tracking student attendance and progress; and teaching related courses. Classes will be offered Saturdays and Evenings at the TOCC West campus.  This Instructor is certified by completing the Instructor Certification Training Program led by an NCCER Master Trainer.The Adjunct Instructor will support the T-So: son (Our Core Values) including T-Wohocudadag Our Beliefs, T-Apedag Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta Working Together.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Instructs students in a classroom setting in an assigned area of responsibility, ensuring applicable core competencies are addressed; develops course syllabus; plans, teaches, observes; evaluates students using the NCCER system and curriculum ; and evaluates overall student performance; Participates in the development of applicable instructional materials, workshops, tutorials, presentations, support items,  and/or other related items; Facilitates study sessions and workshops with students; May assist in the preparation of schedules and course offerings; Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.   TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum Qualifications: Be approved by an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Representative to be certified as an instructor; Experience at a minimum journey OR technician – level (at least 4 years) in their area of expertise, OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a certified teacher in a vocational/ technical construction or maintenance-related training programs; Documentation of an instructor’s qualifications must be reviewed and approved by Sponsored Representative or other qualified personnel, and kept on file by using one of the following methods; A diploma from an acceptance secondary or post-secondary institution in the field(s) to be taught/evaluated OR a resume documenting actual experience in the curriculum title(s) or specific module(s) the individual intends to teach OR documented evidence of successful completion of the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP) assessment in the appropriate field(s) OR a license granted by a state in the field(s) to be taught/evaluated OR relevant certification by a State Department of Education.     Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications: Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish. Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.   LICENSING REQUIREMENTS Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offences within the past two years. Must successfully pass a background check and finger print clearance. Licenses may be required depending on area of assignment.   KNOWLEDGE: Instructional methodologies; Adult learning theory; Research methods; Student evaluation methods; Principles in assigned academic area; Advising processes and practices.   SKILLS: Using a computer and related software applications; Evaluating student performance; Instructing students; Creating collateral materials for class sessions; Advising students; Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, supervisor, and the general public.   WORK ENVIRONMENT: TOCC is a tribal college located on the Tohono O’odham Nation, 60 miles west of Tucson. The instructor will work closely with members of the Tohono O’odham Nation within a multicultural setting.     "This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer
Fort Lewis College Durango, CO, USA
Jan 17, 2020
Full time
Position Summary The Fort Lewis College School of Education offers a wide range of programs that express our dynamic commitment to innovative educator preparation, our inclusive teaching service in the Four Corners region, and our leadership role in pedagogical best practices on campus. The Dean oversees Teacher Education undergraduate and graduate licensure programs including undergraduate programs in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, and K12 teacher licensure, and graduate programs in Teacher Leadership, Special Education, Teacher Licensure (Secondary and K-12) and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. The School includes a nationally known Adventure Education program that prepares adventure guides and outdoor educators in the most spectacular wildlands in the lower 48 states, and it also oversees the Campbell Child and Family Center, an on-campus childcare facility. The ideal candidate would understand and lead the School of Education in ways that leverage campus resources and external relationships, evoking the "sense of place" of the Four Corners to enhance these transformational programs; these initiatives include developing partnerships with tribal communities, leading programming in regional schools, addressing teacher shortages, providing English Language Learner workshops, and meeting other regional educational needs in a rural setting. The School of Education boasts an extremely highly qualified faculty and staff who connect students to new theories, excellent field placements in the region, and culturally rich perspectives. Programs include over 50 graduate students who are teaching in the Four Corners region and 50% of whom are Native American, and over 150 part-time and full-time undergraduate students, comprised of 21% Hispanic and 18% Native American students, many of whom plan to teach in rural areas. The position reports directly to the Provost of the College and is a full-time, twelve-month exempt position. Minimum Qualifications   Doctorate or terminal degree in education or a related field Distinguished record of teaching and scholarship Proven record of successful leadership experience in academic administration Credentials that support appointment with tenure at the rank of associate professor or full professor in one of the programs of the School of Education Experience in teaching in P-12 classrooms and/or informal settings in private or public schools, charter schools, and/or adventure and environmental education Knowledge of Council for the Accreditation Educator Preparation and national educator accreditation and state authorization, National Association of Young Children and Association of Experiential Education accreditation processes Commitment to developing a student-centered institution of higher education and a commitment to the mission of a teaching college Commitment to diversity and a record of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion with faculty, students, and staff Preferred Qualifications Experience with higher education distance education, hybrid and online educator preparation programs, and outreach efforts in rural communities impacted by educator shortages Collaborative and congenial leadership style with strong listening and communication skills, including the ability to advocate for the School of Education and work closely with other Deans as part of Provost’s Council and other College leadership groups Innovative approaches to the development, enrichment, and assessment of educational programs and associated field placements, practicums, and experiences Experience with deeper learning, experiential, and expeditionary models of learning Enthusiastic interest in implementing College’s new strategic plan and developing new initiatives and priorities that align with strategic plan Strong organizational, personnel management, fiscal managements, and budgetary skills Major Responsibilities Provides inclusive and inspirational leadership, enacts strategic thinking, and articulates a clear and compelling vision of the School of Education to internal and external audiences. Oversees educator preparation program, Campbell Child and Family Center and adventure education program planning, development, and invention. Creates and maintains collaborations with external organizations and institutions through coordinated field experiences, internships, professional development activities and grants projects to address rural and regional P-12 needs such as resolving teacher shortages, supporting teaching in rural and remote areas, and serving culturally and linguistically diverse students. Initiates and maintains fundraising for student scholarships and faculty research, and grant writing for collaborative ventures with regional school districts. Responsible for personnel management, fiscal management and facility and technology improvements of the School of Education, including Teacher Education and Adventure Education classrooms and Campbell Child and Family Center. Oversees sense of purpose and community, diversity and inclusion with faculty, students and staff Work Conditions The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic). Ability to work in a confined area. Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. Compensation Salary and benefits are competitive with an accredited school of similar size. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. Application Process A complete application packet includes: • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position o Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” • Curriculum vitae • Names and contact information for three current, professional references Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: eddeansearch@fortlewis.edu Attn: Dean of School of Education Search Application materials received by February 10, 2020, will receive full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, ND, USA
Jan 16, 2020
Full time
The University of North Dakota (UND) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director for Grants and Contracts. The director has oversight of grants and contract administration and has a direct reporting line to the Associate Vice President for Finance. The Director provides a clear vision for the department in keeping with university standards. Founded in 1883, six years before the state itself was established, UND gave North Dakota its name when the former Dakota territories separated into two distinct states. Today, UND is a busy 550-acre campus, the state’s largest. UND has emerged as an innovator in energy, medicine, aviation, and unmanned aircraft systems. The role of Grants and Contracts is to provide financial administration of extramural support received by the University for research, service, and instructional programs. Upon award, this office performs fund monitoring, financial reporting, invoicing, collections, and closeout. Training and providing advice/guidance to internal and external contacts are also part of the department’s function along with ensuring guidelines, regulations, and terms and conditions are met at the federal, state, and University level. The Director position is responsible for providing the leadership to Grants and Contracts Administration. Primary responsibilities include creating an environment of continuous improvement, recruiting and retaining a high-quality team with financial and compliance skills, providing the UND community with ongoing sponsor regulations updates, providing the UND community with ongoing training for internal systems and regulatory compliance, preparing regulatory and survey information for outside entities as required, and leading the indirect cost survey for the university. The search committee welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences and will consider the factors listed below in evaluating candidates for this critical leadership role. The successful candidate must possess the following characteristics: bachelor’s degree; at least five years of progressively more responsible experience in post-award management; and three years supervisory experience.  Other desirable criteria include demonstrated skill in the development of a team environment and the professional development of managerial subordinates; broad understanding of and experience using a post-award grants management system; must be able to travel to regional or national conferences or other events that may require overnight travel and successful completion of a criminal history background check. The salary and benefits package is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of North Dakota has a generous salary with 100% employer paid healthcare. For further information about compensation please click the following link: campus.UND.edu/human-resources/benefits/index How to Apply Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; current curriculum vitae; and the name of five references with titles, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses. Application materials should be submitted as PDF email attachments. Individuals nominating a candidate should send a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number, and email address of the nominee. Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc., an executive search firm, is assisting the University of North Dakota in this search.  Applications and letters of nominations should be submitted to: Sharon A. McDade, Practice Leader for Strategic Services & Senior Executive Leadership Consultant Shelley Sullivan Feather, Senior Executive Search Consultant Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206 Miramar Beach, Florida 32550 Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272 Email: sharonmcdade@greenwoodsearch.com Email: shelleyfeather@greenwoodsearch.com Confidentiality of Application Materials Note: Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.   EEO Statement UND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status during the application process.  This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.  Veteran’s Preference Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.   Clery Statement In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.  The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus.  As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report.  The report and statistical data can be found online at campus.UND.edu/safety/_files/docs/annual-security-report.pdf . You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND 58202.   For additional information, please visit UND.edu
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 16, 2020
Full time
POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION: Associate Veterinarian/Veterinary Technology Instructor DEPARTMENT: Veterinary Technology Program REPORTS TO : Director of Veterinary Teaching Hospital JOB PURPOSE: This 12-month, grant-funded, staff/instructor, salaried position provides direct instruction of Veterinary Technology Program students and facilitates a meaningful and effective learning experience of the course competencies in the classroom, field, and laboratory settings. Provides direct instruction in Veterinary Technology and Animal Science for students. Provides professional clinical support to the NTU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in small and large animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Provides assistance to Land Grant Program activities. Provides outreach, and performs research . Employee handles veterinary emergencies and provides weekend clinic by assignment. Employee assists with livestock feeding, watering, and care on rotating schedule during holidays and breaks, and when student workers are unavailable. This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, evaluates, implements and revises as necessary, an overall written instructional plan in Veterinary Technology, including syllabi and course outlines that embody the national accreditation standards of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and regulations of the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine. Organizes and instructs classes and labs in Veterinary Technology from twelve (12) to sixteen (16) student credit hours per semester, including direct instruction, supervised practicum, laboratory, clinical, and field experience, instructional planning and preparation, grading assignments, tests and performance, tutoring, submitting attendance records, and planning student conferences. Organizes and conducts essential skills labs for students and maintains records. May be assigned to teach Animal Science courses Teaches all courses in accordance with approved schedule of classes and approved course descriptions. Evaluates student performance systematically and creates and maintains accurate, confidential student performance records. Conducts and prepares reports of assessments in regard to performance measures that meet AVMA, HLC and NTU requirements and uses data to improve instruction. Actively seeks additional ways to improve instruction and to update and/or revise course content and teaching methodology in order to maintain currency and relevance to AVMA accreditation standards. Prepares students for the Veterinary Technician National Examination and state exams. Uses a variety of instructional techniques and methodologies, such as: Student discussion of cases, questions and issues in the subject areas; Laboratory and field practicum activities using technical equipment and handling real-time animal science, care, and treatment situations; Practical situational problem-solving; Direct participation in action research projects including gathering data, outlining procedures, sampling, handling samples, data entry, evaluating, summarizing, etc.; Use of audiovisual equipment, distance-learning technology, computerized instruction, outside presenters, long and short-term assignments, student teams, library research, and other current materials and methods appropriate to the courses taught. Uses current texts, materials, teaching aids and techniques in the assigned subject areas. Maintains current professional knowledge of the assigned subject areas. Collaborates with Director in ordering textbooks, learning materials, tools, and equipment. Submits regularly to Director and maintains all Veterinary Technology Program, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and Land Grant Program material on the common network server. Maintains knowledge of NTU degree requirements, programs and course transfer information. Maintains regular office hours for students and faculty. Submits student grades and assessment reports in a timely manner. Assists Director with student admission requirements. Assists Director with student advisement on academic curricula. Collaborates with Director in student referral for academic counseling and/or alcohol and substance abuse counseling as needed. Takes all necessary and reasonable safety precautions to protect staff, students, clients, community members, materials, equipment and facilities. Assists with maintaining current inventory of all equipment, tools, and supplies. Provides feedback on work and assignments to students, faculty and Director. Provides accurate and timely reports and documents as assigned; may be required to submit regular reports. Assists in program reviews and accreditation guidelines with regard to student academic achievement and their success on outcomes. Participates in and develops efforts to recruit and retain students. Participates in research and grant-writing to acquire funding for food and agriculturally-based projects for the Land Grant Program and related programs, students, and community. Maintains and submits required USDA and other research reports according to published guidelines. Serves as an advisor to student clubs. Assists students in obtaining internships, externships, and practicum sites. Provides quality customer service for clients and quality small and large animal veterinary services by performing office procedures, physical examinations, laboratory and diagnostic procedures, anesthesia, surgery, preventative medicine, dentistry, emergency care, breeding soundness and lameness examinations, herd-health management, consultations, etc., as assigned. Provides emergency and after-hours services. Communicates, in writing and verbally, and collaborates regularly with Director and staff regarding veterinary services, program activities, community services/outreach, research, etc. Works closely with Director, staff, and students in planning and conducting services outside of classroom and clinical instruction. Provides appropriate veterinary care for strays, unwanted animals, and/or feral animals in a manner consistent with the Navajo Nation Animal Control and New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine regulations as approved by the Director. Operates the latest version of the veterinary hospital database and other software programs such as Avimark, MyPaks, etc. Assists with community outreach, education, and services and other land grant projects such as youth camps, conferences, workshops, and demonstrations as assigned. Participates in full regalia in official graduation ceremonies. Participates in faculty meetings, career and technical education meetings, and other meetings and committees as required or assigned. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information. Performs other duties as assigned by Director or any higher-level authority to which the Director reports. SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises students during laboratory and clinical work, community service/outreach, and research work. Some supervisory responsibilities of veterinary technicians. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, in good standing, from an AVMA-accredited institution . Current New Mexico Veterinary and Pharmacy licenses in good standing. (New graduates and Non-New Mexico licensed DVM's will be given ample time, approximately 75 days, to obtain these licenses following job offer and acceptance. Non-new graduate DVM's must be licensed in good standing in other state(s) . New graduates are DVM's recently graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school within 180 days and have not practiced as an employed DVM. Continued employment beyond the above mentioned time-frame for obtaining licenses will be contingent upon successful attainment of these licenses.) Current Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Pharmacy license in good standing. (New graduates and licensed DVM's will be given ample time, approximately 100 days, to obtain this license following job offer and acceptance. Non-new graduate DVM's must be licensed with no DEA violations. New graduates are DVM's recently graduated from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school within 180 days and have not practiced as an employed DVM . Continued employment beyond the above mentioned time-frame for obtaining DEA license will be contingent upon successful attainment of this license.) Maintain DVM continuing education according to the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine regulations. Current membership in a veterinary-related professional organization, i.e. AVMA . Maintain veterinary liability coverage while practicing, i.e . AVMA-PLIT . Valid and clean state driver's license . Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect. Must not have previous violation as a practicing DVM . PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Board Certification in a Veterinary discipline Three or more years of successful mixed animal veterinary practice experience in animal care, support, and customer service . Two or more years of veterinary technology, veterinary school, or equivalent university teaching experience as an AVMA and state credentialed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Documented participation in ongoing professional development activities, and/or publication or formal review of professional literature. Experience in research related to the veterinary field . KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Ability to be respectful of and courteous to all staff, personnel, clients, and students. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements including the New Mexico Veterinary Practice Act, Navajo Nation Animal Control, and FERPA. Ability to maintain confidentiality per HIPPA, FERPA, and privacy act. Knowledge of current veterinary theory and practice. Knowledge of techniques and practices in the field. Knowledge of university policies and procedures. Knowledge of instructional policies and procedures. Knowledge of AVMA accreditation guidelines. Skill in operating modern computers, office equipment, office practices and procedures. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to students. Ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups. Ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion. Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines Ability to oversee the work of students. Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate community needs Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language . PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently sits, stands, walks, bends, stoops, and squats . Use hands for dexterity of motion, repetitive movement of both hands. Stoop, bend, kneel or crouch. Required to climb or balance. Have normal or corrected auditory and visual acuity, and verbal communication skills. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move and carry up to 75 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is generally performed in an office, classroom, laboratory, clinic, and outdoor environment. Surgical masks, safety goggles, gloves and protective face shields may be required as PPE. Exposure to dust, chemicals, temperature variances, bodily fluids, and equipment with moving parts. Exposure to various weather conditions, dust, debris and hazards common at sites may occur while performing outdoor duties. Tight time constraints and multiple demands are common. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Extended hours and irregular shifts will be required. The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of  individuals into this position.
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc Kingsville, TX, USA
Jan 15, 2020
Full time
Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMU-Kingsville) invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Provost & VPAA provides leadership, vision and guidance for the University in all aspects of academic and faculty affairs. The Provost & VPAA is a key member of the University’s leadership team, overseeing the institution’s academic mission and priorities including, but not limited to, curriculum and program development, student learning and success, advising, student retention, assessment, accreditation, academic support services and faculty development. The Provost & VPAA serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the University, reporting directly to the President of TAMU-Kingsville. The Provost & VPAA is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of the University’s faculty and its academic programs and services. The next Provost & VPAA will have unquestioned integrity, high energy, excellent interpersonal and administrative skills, effective problem-solving and consensus-building abilities and a passion for educating students and changing lives. The successful candidate should possess a Doctorate degree from an accredited institution;  record of professional achievement in teaching and scholarship, sufficient to merit appointment at the rank of full professor; proven record of success as a senior leader in academic affairs, with record of successful and progressively responsible administrative experience including the leadership of academic divisions, departments, or major programs; demonstrated successful experience in strategic planning, accreditation and retention; ability to work with faculty, staff, students and community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds; strong background in data-driven decision-making used to guide academic planning of undergraduate, graduate and online programs; demonstrated experience in fostering a shared vision amongst a wide diversity of stakeholders; ability to promote interdisciplinary and cross-college initiatives that build on areas of existing strength; experience with resource allocation, including budget and fiscal oversight; commitment to shared governance and respect for differences of opinions and points of view in a collegial environment; skills and experience supervising and managing senior personnel hiring, team building, leadership development, performance management and problem-solving skills; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including evidence to facilitate collaboration among diverse faculty, staff, administrators and students across the university; commitment to student success; commitment to become part of the Kingsville community. How to Apply   Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Texas A&M University-Kingsville in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.   Inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to: Jan Greenwood, Partner Ashley Hice, Senior Executive Search Consultant E-mail: jangreenwood@greenwoodsearch.com   E-mail: ashleyhice@greenwoodsearch.com   Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
Navajo Technical University Crownpoint, NM, USA
Jan 13, 2020
Full time
JOB PURPOSE:   Plans, directs, monitors and evaluates the daily operation of all library functions and staff. Provides direction and operational management of the library, to include planning and organizing workflow, initiating and implementing operating policies and procedures, personnel, overseeing of library public information activities, evaluation of services, and record maintenance.        This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position.   JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Builds library collections by selecting, recommending, ordering, receiving and shelving reference and circulation resources. Assures that collection includes adequate resources appropriate to the instructional programs of NTU. Organizes collection by classifying, cataloguing, marking, and displaying resources; developing location guides; maintaining research and locator systems; re-shelving and refurbishing resources as needed. Assists library patrons by clearly describing the library’s resources, methods and systems; training patrons in library research methods; and guiding them in using these to meet their learning needs. Locates and secures outside resources by clarifying requests, identifying and researching sources, securing inter-library loans, and training patrons in the use of these facilities and systems. Issues and tracks resources using a documented check out and accountability system. Responsible for development of and adherence to Collection Development policy and guidelines. Monitors and ensures library computer systems operability. Develops and implements systems to maintain records on employees, inventories, compliance activities, Library Division performance measures, required and benchmarked statistics, including collection usage statistics. Provides library instruction to students, faculty and staff. Performs other duties as assigned.   SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:      Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding departmental activities. Supervises personnel which include hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution. Oversees the daily operations of the library. Preparing and maintaining compliance, work schedules, time keeping, and approval.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science New Mexico State Library Certification I. Five year’s work experience in a public, private, school, special, or research library. Two year in a supervisory capacity. Doctoral degree in Library Science preferred . Higher education experience preferred. Valid and clean state driver’s license. Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.   The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.